Contact: Maria Ramirez
Klamath Falls, OR--- Finding help just got easier. The COVID-19 pandemic ushered a new sense of urgency for Klamath County to educate the public on social services, available programming, and safety measures. Today, Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) and the Healthy Klamath Coalition announced that their launch of Healthy Klamath Connect. Healthy Klamath Connect is an online platform for social services that exists to connect all people in need and the programs that serve them. The web-based platform makes it easy for people facing social needs to find and make referrals to appropriate programs and services for food, shelter, health care, work, financial assistance, and more.
“It is always a top priority for us to support initiatives that drive health equity and boost access to care,” notes Cascade Health Alliance CEO, Tayo Akins. “With more of our members, community, friends and family members struggling to find critical information and access to services, we knew that launching this initiative was something we had to do for the betterment of our community,” Akins added.
“We are thrilled for the support of Cascade Health Alliance,” says Merritt Driscoll, Executive Director of Blue Zones Project – Healthy Klamath. “Healthy Klamath Coalition was formed to bring together community members and organizations to make a healthier Klamath County. In order to succeed at our goal, our community needs this kind of backing to ensure people have access to the support they need.”
Healthy Klamath Connect was created to help people in need find and connect with the vast (but sometimes hard to navigate) social service programs in Klamath County—just enter a local Zip Code and the user will immediately see programs in the area. Best of all, it’s free. To learn more visit: healthyklamathconnect.com
About Cascade Health Alliance: CHA is a coordinated care organization (CCO) in Klamath County. A CCO brings together many doctors and other health care providers to work together and serve individuals with health insurance from the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).
About Healthy Klamath: The Healthy Klamath Coalition is a multi-sector partnership established to guide community health improvement efforts in Klamath County, Oregon. The community mobilized in 2012, forming the coalition in response to consistently low rankings in the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) County Health Rankings. Over the past seven years, dedicated community members, leaders, and organizations have launched numerous initiatives, programs, and policy changes to address the health factors contributing to poor health outcomes in Klamath County. Passionate community leaders and community members are working together to find innovative solutions to address the health issues where we live, learn, work, and play. This momentum is helping build a culture of health in Klamath County.